The Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool (the Administrator) and the National Health Funding Body (NHFB) were established through the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) National Health Reform (NHR) Agreement of August 2011.

The Administrator is a statutory office holder, independent from Commonwealth and State and Territory governments, and is appointed to the position under Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation. The functions of the Administrator are set out in the National Health Reform Act 2011 (NHR Act) and common provisions in relevant State and Territory legislation.

The NHFB is an independent statutory authority and a non–corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). The NHFB was established under the NHR Act to support the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator.

Extensive progress has been made delivering key outcomes of the NHR Agreement since establishment of the NHFB in July 2012. The NHFB is proud to be working closely with the Administrator to continue to implement and achieve the legislated national health reform goals and to be part of a bold new vision for Australia’s health care system with their Stakeholders and Partners.

The Administrator and NHFB’s Key External Relationships figure below highlights how our organisation fits within our broader public hospital stakeholder and partner group.